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Case studies and stories

Across the country organisations and individuals are realising the benefits of initiatives that support the aims of Talent for Care and Widening Participation.

Here we've captured best practice developments being supported by healthcare organisations, education providers and other stakeholders. We hope that sharing this excellent work will encourage you and others to implement positive change within their organisations.


Apprenticeships are vital to the future supply of the NHS workforce. They allow individuals to earn whilst they learn, and provide NHS organisations with loyal, motivated staff, trained with the skills employers require.

Charlie Brown - Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Charlie Brown is a 19-year-old Advanced Medical Engineering Apprentice from Leeds. Charlie started his A Levels but quickly realised that he wasn’t enjoying his courses and he decided that remaining in the school environment was not the right choice for him.

Charlie is currently undertaking a four year Advanced Medical Engineering Apprenticeship in partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and its training partner JTL. 

Daisy Kirby - Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

After college Daisy thought about university but decided that it wasn't for her. She hadn’t considered the NHS and I didn’t even know they offered apprenticeships, but then she read about the Technology Enhanced Learning apprenticeship.

Dylan Connolly - Royal Preston Hospital

After moving to a new city after his first year of A-Levels, Dylan realised he’d lost interest in the subjects he was studying. Instead of starting again at a new college, Dylan decided to make use of his passion for biology and applied for an apprenticeship in Cellular Pathology.

Adam Bishop - Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

Adam Bishop joined Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as an Apprentice Mould Room Technician, completing a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Improving Operational Performance and Performing Engineering Operations.

Adam’s apprenticeship involved him making these masks/moulds for our patients to reduce the possibility of any movement while receiving their radiotherapy treatment.He was the first apprentice in the Radiotherapy Physics Department.

Here Adam gives details of his experience as an Apprentice and offers advice to anyone considering an Apprenticeship.

Jamie-Lee Neilson – Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Jamie-Lee Neilson started an Apprenticeship in Business and Administration at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust in 2013. This video shows her discussing the incredible personal journey she has undertaken over the past two years and shows how important apprenticeships can be for both employees and employers alike.



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